Frequently Asked Questions
The page contains a list of the most common questions our customers ask for the 'DomeShelterTM' branded product line.
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Due to the costs of removing and reinstalling each time there is a threat of cyclones, some clients have chosen to view the covers as dispensable and leave them on. The decision has proved successful with the covers weathering the cyclones well. This has to be a decision made by the client.
A. Wind Regions are derived from the Australian Standards AS/NZS 1170:2:2002.
The ‘Region’ refers to the location. The ‘Terrain’ Category refers to the description of the terrain at the Location.
Please click here to download a PDF of the different wind regions
WIND REGION A = Ultimate Design Wind speed of 41m/s or 147.6km/h
(Region A, Terrain Category 2, 10m reference height)
WIND REGION B = Ultimate Design Wind speed of 51.9m/s or 186.84km/h
(Region B, Terrain category 2, 10m Reference height)
WIND REGION C = Ultimate Design Wind Speed of 64.5m/s or 232.2km/h
(Region C, Terrain Category 2, 10m Reference height)
Wind Region D = Ultimate Design Wind speed of 88m/s or 316.8km/h
(Region D, Terrain Category 2, 10m Reference height)
2 What wind region does your new DomeShelterTM fit into: Click here for a Map
3 Packaging requirements: Is your item going be placed in a container or trucked
4 What sort of machinery are you putting into your DomeShelterTM eg if you are using the forklift you may need to take into count the boom when it goes up and down.
5 Do you need endwalls in your DomeShelter.TM
6 Do you require any lighting or any extra fittings re: Shelving
7 How do you want to go about ballasting eg: Weighted wall or footings
8 Installation: as the DomeShelterTM is supplied to you as a kitset - do you have the resources to install the DomeShelterTM or do you require a install team.
9 What terrain category are you in eg: What is the outlay of the land like.
10 Fire Retardancy; Is your DomeShelterTM in a zone that is at a higher risk of fire damage.
11 What sort of square meterage do you need?
DomeSheltersTM are very easy to install as they have very simple and straight-forward structural connections. Due to the speed and ease of installation, substantial time and money can be saved on site. All shelters come kit packed on a re-usable steel cradle making it easy to transport.
Less Radiant Heat.
The DomeShelterTM covers are made in a UV block-out fabric that reflects the sun's rays and therefore absorbs less heat than conventional sheds. Other fabric options available that let in more light, also let in a little more radiant heat, but is still substantially less than conventional sheds.
The frameworks clear span and the soft subtle light that transfers through the fabric gives the feeling of being in a clean and open area.
The DomeShelterTM fabric softens any harsh noises and the dome shape of the shelter reduces echoes which helps significantly when keeping noise levels under control.
Lower environmental impact
All DomeShelterTM structures are environmentally friendly. 95% of the materials in our shelters have the ability to be recycled including the cover and framework.
Below is a few factors that may reduce the lifespan of a shelter cover:
1: The shelter cover was not sufficiently maintained and the cover became loose: This is one reason why the DomeShelterTM attachment system was designed and developed. The DomeShelterTM tensioning system allows very easy maintenance and provides even tension on the fabric cover compared to covers that are lashed with ropes through eyelets.
2: Ultra Violet (UV) radiation can lead to breakdown in the material and thread: This is why DomeShelterTM covers are manufactured using Australian made premium UV stabilised Polyethylene and Polypropylene fabrics. These fabrics offer superior strength/weight ratios, abrasion and tear resistance over comparable PVC and poly fabrics.
3: Some shelter roof designs have greater degradation levels than others: DomeShelterTM uses an arched hoop framework which is ideal for consistent tension over the entire span, other manufacturers use a different system that can lead to premature wear and degradation. Roofs with long unsupported flat sections with three radius corners tends to over tighten the fabric on the corners to keep the tarp tight on the flat roof sections. When a cover becomes over-tightened, the fabric is subject to early UV degradation due to the high density weave opening up and allowing the UV to penetrate into the structure of the material. Some shelters may be exposed to higher UV radiation than another at a different location. UV radiation levels depend on the latitude and elevation of the location.
The DomeShelterTM is brand of fabric covered structures. In simple terms, the rigid steel framework is carefully formed into an arched shape and a fabric cover is manufactured in-house as the cladding for the framework.
The cover is most commonly made from either a Polypropylene or Polyethylene waterproof fabric.
The benefit of in-house manufacturing allows for great attention to detail in the welding and manufacturing processes of the covers to ensure a life expectancy unmatched in the industry.
While many of these arched shaped buildings may look similar from a distance, there are significant differences in the quality and engineering between manufacturers.
The DomeShelterTM brand is fully-engineered using the best possible materials and cover systems available.
The design and production teams at AWP Group apply particular attention to the detail of every component; along with years of dedication and experience bring together the driving force behind the iconic DomeShelterTM brand. This sets us apart in the marketplace.
The DomeShelterTM brand is a leader in overall value. Our use of high grade materials and dedication to better corrosion resistance provides greater long-term durability.
The ease of installation eclipses all other shelter systems with its effortless structural connections and tarp tensioning system therefore saving time and cost.